Just needs Trump’s signature
New York Daily News
The people of Kentucky and Utah should be proud that they have senators representing them in Washington who upheld the honor of their states. Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney voted with senators from every other state to make to make permanent the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for first responders and others sickened by the toxic dust breathed in at the World Trade Center. The names of the two dissenters shall go unmentioned here.
The 98% of senators who voted yes is in line with the 97% of House members who voted yes to support those who are suffering from cancer or other WTC-induced illnesses, as well as the families of those who have already died from their exposure.
The twin towers were made of three things: a steel skeleton, glass skin and concrete floors, 220 of them, each an acre in area. When destroyed by terrorists, the steel melted, the glass shattered or liquefied and the concrete turned to fine gray dust that did terrible damage to lungs and other human organs.
World Trade Center cough began months later. Deaths followed. Firefighters and cops, once hearty men, grew wizened and frail, succumbing seemingly each day. It was their last sacrifice for their city.
The final step is a presidential signature. New Yorker Donald Trump will sign, as he knows well the price the heroes have paid.
As the tally became apparent yesterday, cheers broke out on the floor and presiding officer Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee said “expression of approval is not permitted in the gallery.” Sorry, this time it was absolutely in order.